Yuku et la fleur de l’Himalaya

Directed by Rémi Durin and Arnaud Demuynck
Belgium, France | 65 min | 2022 | children animation | French

At the top of the highest mountains on earth lives a plant that radiates eternal light – the Himalayan Flower. Yuku goes looking for it to give it to her grandmother. She has a long journey ahead, studded with obstacles, including the small bridge of fear, guarded by the wolf! With her ukulele and her songs, Yuku will make friends. They are so precious to embark on the adventure of life.


Directors: ​​Rémi Durin and Arnaud Demuynck

Writer: Arnaud Demuynck

Production Company: Artémis Productions
Co-production Companies: La Boîte Productions, Les Films du Nord, Vivement Lundi !, Nadasdy Film

Cast: Lily Demuynck Deydier, Agnès Jaoui, Arno Hintjens, Tom Novembre, Alice on the Roof, Igor van Dessel

Music: Alexandre Brouillard, David Rémy, Yan Volsy
Sound Department: Nils Fauth
Visual Effects: Francois Lips
Animation Department: Sabrina Jollat
Editorial Department: Michael Cinquin, Sylvain Lange, Audrick Mercier, Eric Pecher

  • Arnaud Demuynck
    Arnaud Demuynck

  • Rémi Durin
    Rémi Durin

Festivals & Awards

  • 2022 Annecy FF – Special Screening
  • 2022 Locarno Kids
  • 2022 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
  • 2022 Riga FF – Competition (Winner Children’s Jury Award)
  • 2022 Junior Film Festival (Winner – Best Animated Feature Film in the children category 5-12 years of age)
  • 2022 Athens International Children’s Film Festival (Winner Audience award – feature film)
  • 2023 Cineteca de Bologna
Arnaud Demuynck

Trained as a scriptwriter, an author, director and producer of animated films. At the same time, active in the direction of actors for the voices of animated films, specializing in children’s voices, and artistic direction. The author of books and editorial director of a collection of albums and Ebooks for children, La Collection de la Chouette du Cinéma.

Rémi Durin

A graduate of the ENSAV La Cambre animated film workshop, in 2006 Rémi Durin together with three fellow graduates from the same school, set up L’Enclume Animation, an animation studio which makes short films, adverts, long films, video clips, TV series…

Since 2009 Rémi has been teaching at the Albert Jacquard CG school in Namur.

After his graduation films Là-haut, Mademoiselle Chloé, and Séquence 01 Plan 02, Rémi Durin made De si près (2009), a moving tribute to the 14-18 war, The Scent of Carrots (2014), an animated musical comedy, co-directed with Arnaud Demuynck, The Unicorn (2016) based on the kids book by Martine Bourre, and recently Big Wolf & Little Wolf (2018) adapted from the book by Nadine Brun-Cosme and Olivier Tallec.

Since 2017, he has developed a feature film for children, Yuku and the Himalayan Flower, written and co-directed by Arnaud Demuynck.